Khwe language

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Native toNamibia, Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia
RegionNorthwest District in Botswana, Khwai River, Mababe
Native speakers
8,000 (2011)[1]
(7,000 Khwe and 1,000 ǁAni)
  • Kalahari (Tshu–Khwe)
    • Northwest
      • Khwe
Language codes
ISO 639-3Either:
xuu – Khwe
hnh – ǁAni (Handa)

Khwe (also rendered Kxoe, Khoe; /ˈkw/ or /ˈkɔɪ/) is a dialect continuum of the Khoe family of Namibia, Angola, Botswana, South Africa, and parts of Zambia, with some 8,000 speakers.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brenzinger, Matthias (2011) "The twelve modern Khoisan languages." In Witzlack-Makarevich & Ernszt (eds.), Khoisan languages and linguistics: proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium, Riezlern / Kleinwalsertal (Research in Khoisan Studies 29). Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.
  2. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Kxoe–Ani". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.